Be honest. You are a biking nut. You use your rack a lot, and sometimes parts break down. This set of four rubber straps gets the job done. Attach them to the cradles of any Softride bike rack, and wrap them around the bikes for secure transit.
These sturdy rubber straps attach to any Softride rack and provide a flexible, secure ride for bikes. They have seven holes that hook onto the cradles, and their long width adjusts to any size frame. This set includes four straps.
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (24 Customer Reviews)Be honest. You are a biking nut. You use your rack a lot, and sometimes parts break down. This set of four rubber straps gets the job done. Attach them to the cradles of any Softride bike rack, and wrap them around the bikes for secure transit.
A little stiffer than the original one makes it a little bit difficult to use. Etrailer shipped very fast and item arrived in perfect condition. Would buy again from etrailer. 214325
I built my own bike rack, planning to use bungees to stabilize the bike to hooks that either hook onto the wheel or the frame. I was unable to come up with a good bungee method. I googled around and discovered these bike straps which addressed all my concerns in an economical and sturdy manner. My maiden voyage this summer, my four-bike rack went 1000 miles on mostly highways, but in town, some speed bumps really jarred it. The only problem I had was with a ball-bungee in a different application that fell apart. I am building more bike rack parts to take advantage of these straps. This could be the third product review I've ever made, because without it, my bike-rack would have been pretty-much a failure. signed, happy! 297859
by: Maureen P.07/27/2014
These straps are a new design. They are a much stronger rubber - which is good - and bad. It's good that they might last longer before breaking - BUT, they are SO hard to attach to the arms to secure the bikes on the rack. They aren't quite stretchy enough, they really take a lot of muscle to attach - my husband really hates them - and if you happen to have a larger tube/frame, I can see how it may be even more difficult if not impossible to attach. Not thrilled with the new design. Excellent customer service from etrailer, and quick shipping. This is not an issue with etrailer. Just Softride's new design. 143141
I ordered three packages. One was exactly like the straps that were installed on my product from the factory. The other two were about one inch shorter and had scalloped rather than straight edges. I will use the shorter straps on the anti-sway cradle that straps to the downtube and they should work fine. I'm not sure why (or even if) Softride changed their product. On the etrailer side, what a great online experience! Lots of communication via email, items shipped out same day, and tracking was communicated quickly. I would definitely buy from etrailer again. 16886
The replacement straps for my SoftRide Bike rack are as pictured and are exactly as customers have described: they work, but they ain't like they used to be. Sure enough, the rubber is not as flexible and so demands more pulling. Also, much to my surprise, they are about an inch shorter than the ones I got with the rack. So they are cutting corners. Still and all, they work. And that's what counts in my book. They came timely too. 269978
by: Dennis H.08/01/2016
Ordered new rubber tie-downs for a soft ride bike rack. Product pictures on website ensured we were ordering correct part. Checkout was easy, price was very fair and we had new straps within 5 days. Highly recommend checking this site before ordering parts. 278205
by: Joe S.06/04/2012
Product is redesigned from the original-don't know if they will last any longer, but they work well. Service and communications with etrailer is excellent. Order shipped out same day and arrived quickly. Great people to do business with! 42657
Great product, great price! I purchased these straps so that I could make an adjustable fishing pole holder for our kayak. The straps are the perfect shape and length to get the job done. Highly recommend 339701
by: John T.08/02/2016
Well made, I believe it will be better than the original. This is more rigid and won't stretch as far but I think that was the downfall of the original. 278285
by: Kevin O05/18/2011
The straps fit my Rode Gear trunk mount rack. Service was good and they were shipped out right away without excessive shipping and handling fees. 14654
by: Jeff L03/24/2015
The product arrived about a week after the date upon which it was shipped. I installed them and everything is fine so far. 180734
The straps are just like OEM straps. Order received quickly. I would definitely buy from etrailer again. 158115
by: Jim C06/08/2012
Everything was great - the straps, the anti-sway cradle, the bike adapter bar, the service, everything! 43389
by: t bach05/18/2015
fast shipping, just what I needed, If i need anything else ,I will be ordering from you. Thanks 194214
These straps work well but require a lot of hand strength to fasten. Especially when cold. 277176
by: Mike N.06/14/2015
Excellent in everyway ...communication, service, description accuracy and quick delivery! 203340
these work well and are easier to work with then the original straps... 220207
Got just what I expected and it was shipped in a very timely manner. 295468
Product is as advertised. Same as original equipment. 17599
by: David C07/23/2013
Very stiff rubber; difficult to fasten to the rack. 91132
by: Paul Sieb09/19/2015
Bands break if stretched too far. 226429
Easy to pick out. Very durable. 94807
these are nice replacements. 87451
by: aj m.04/23/2014
They get the job done. 126983
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